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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Turkey's Bosphorus Sub-Sea Tunnel Links Europe and Asia

The Marmaray tunnel is the world's first connecting two continents, and is designed to withstand earthquakes.

It was inaugurated on the 90th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for years championed the undersea engineering project, first conceived by an Ottoman sultan in 1860.

Work began in 2004, but archaeological excavations delayed construction.

The underwater section runs for 0.8 miles (1.4 km), but in total the tunnel is 8.5 miles (13.6 km) long.

Watch Video and Read more on this Historic Event below on Link: 

BBC News - Turkey's Bosphorus sub-sea tunnel links Europe and Asia

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